Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

You’ve probably admired the work of award-winning artist Yuko Shimizu before — her art has adorned some covers of Vertigo Comics’ The Unwritten as well as some great book covers and illustrations at Tor.com. But when you see a bunch of her gorgeous work all in one place, it’s pretty mind-blowing.

Shimizu posted a new portfolio recently over at Behance, showing her work illustrating everything from steampunk to lush fantasy to space opera — and it’s all united by a particular design sense as well as bright, thrilling imagery.

Check out some of our favourite images below, and tons more at the links. [Yuko Shimizu at Behance, via Comic Book Resources]

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente, soon to be published from Viz Media’s inprint HAIKASORU.

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

Originally commissioned by NPR for a calendar image, later used for FUSE TV advertising and posters.

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

Genesis by Bernard Beckett published by Rizzoli Romanzo of Italy.

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

Steampunk! anthology edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant from Candlewick Press

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

The Future is Japanese , published from Viz Media’s imprint Haikasoru.

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Yuko Shimizu’s Art Is Like A Cooler Version Of Your Wildest Dreams

Beauty Belongs To The Flowers, a sci fi novella by Matthew Sanborn Smith, published on tor.com. Art direction: Irene Gallo.